Photo by Maxime De Ruyck
Coloring books are no longer just for kids. In fact, adult coloring books are all the rage right now. Researchers and art therapists alike have touted the calming benefits for over a decade, with researchers at Johns Hopkins University to the editors of Yoga Journal suggesting coloring as an alternative to meditation. Like meditation, coloring allows the brain to switch off other thoughts and focus. Coloring has therapeutic potential to reduce anxiety, create focus, or bring about more mindfulness.
Visitors are invited to join in this fun, relaxing activity during regular operating hours at the Captiva Memorial Library, located at 11560 Chapin Lane on Captiva Island.
Participants may bring their own materials or use those provided. For more information, call 239-533-4890.
And for an interesting article from Medical Daily regarding the therapeutic and stress-relieving effects of adult coloring books, click here.